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Another Winner

Congratulations (and thank you) to Juli.  I guess I warned everyone away from the Plastic Spoon Rose Pin but Julie who shared her “Epic Fail” about a dress she was sewing in the wee hours that she managed to sew half backwards and had to spend a lot of energy and time with a seam ripper correcting her mistake. Sewing and I never got along and this sounds like something I would do if I tried to tackle it.  Bravo to Juli for fixing the mistake and wearing the finished dress.

I say thank you because Juli is the only one who entered.  I’m hoping my next giveaway will get a little more interest. Coming soon: Glass Tile Pendants giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Another Giveaway!

This white rose pin is made from plastic spoons! It was created during 30 Days of Creativity and…it’s kind of funky.  I wore it to work once and though I received a few compliments on it, it’s really not something I’m going to wear again.  But for someone out there (you?) it’s just THE thing you want.  It’s fun for me to give stuff away and I just put the notebook in the mail yesterday from my last giveaway.

Look at it – there is a hole in one of the petals.  It is kind of clunky and needs to be pinned to sturdy fabric because it will tend to pull forward.  I want to be sure you know what you are getting.  Still interested?

This is how you enter the giveaway: In the comments section of this post, post about a crafting fail or challenge:   Whatever, just put it in your comment.  One entry per person, please.  My recent attempt involving balloons and melted chocolate (I know, sounds crazy, but I was trying to make cute little chocolate bowls) ended up with me splattered in chocolate.

Chocolate in my hair, on my glasses, down both arms, on my shirt and shorts.  Oh, and all over the kitchen too.  So – maybe you haven’t baptized YOUR kitchen in chocolate but we want to hear what didn’t work or at least what was a crafting challenge.

You have until Sunday, August 19 to enter.  To pick the winner, I will number the comments (omitting my responses and anyone who either doesn’t want the rose or doesn’t follow the rules) and randomly pick a number with this nifty free random number generator.  I’ll send an email to the winner and they will have three days to respond.  If they don’t respond, I’ll pick another number. Once I have my winner, I will get their shipping address via email and send them the rose pin!  Feel free to share this with your friends.

I’ll be giving away a few more of my 30DoC creations ( Button Rings, Macrame Bracelet, Glass Tile Pendants)  so keep an eye out and don’t forget to enter with your comment in the comments section.  There were only 12 entries in the Notebook Giveaway so don’t hesitate to enter if you want this Plastic Spoon Rose.   Also – winning one item does not block you from entering in a future giveaway.

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Thanks for stopping by (and good luck!)

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We Have a WINNER!

Congratulations to Ericka!  She is the winner of my Marbleized Paper Covered Notebook giveaway. Ericka wrote that she “recently made great apricot jam from organic u-pick apricots, and dill pickles, and a pickle garden medley.”

Thank you to everyone for your entries.  It was great to read about all your creativity.

Up next I’ll be giving away the Plastic Spoon Rose I made.  You can pin it on a lapel or a hat.  Both of these were projects made in June when I was doing 30 Days of Creativity.  You can read all my 30DoC posts here.  Watch for the next Giveaway and see how you can enter.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Giveaway!

From Day 28 of my 2012 30 Days of Creativity project this is a Marbleized Paper Covered Notebook.  The notebook was part of my collaborative effort with Rem for a contest put on by the folks at 30DoC and Moleskine.  Our project was one of those picked and we won some little Postal Notebooks from Moleskine.  I’m giving away our creation, and you could win it!

Here is how you enter the giveaway: In the comments section of this post, tell me the latest thing you made: have you been doing any crafting?  Maybe you made a sandwich for your lunch?  Did you make the bed?  Whatever, just put it in your comment.  One entry per person, please.

You have until Friday, August 10 to enter.  To pick the winner, I will number the comments (omitting my responses and anyone who either doesn’t want the notebook or doesn’t follow the rules) and randomly pick a number with this nifty free random number generator.  I’ll send an email to the winner and they will have three days to respond.  If they don’t respond, I’ll pick another number. Once I have my winner, I will get their shipping address via email and send them the necklace!  Feel free to share this with your friends.

8/10 Update: We have a winner!  Congrats to Ericka – the notebook will be heading your way soon.

I’ll be giving away a few more of my 30DoC creations in the upcoming weeks (Plastic Spoon Rose pin, Button Rings, Macrame Bracelet, Glass Tile Pendants)  so keep an eye out and don’t forget to enter with your comment in the comments section.  I don’t usually have that many people competing so your odds are probably pretty good.  Also – winning one item does not block you from entering in a future giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by and good luck.

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We Have Winners!

Congratulations to Tina in Greenville, South Carolina and Carson in Kirkland, Washington, winners in my second Giveaway! Tina has won the fabulous fused-plastic-bag tote which is above on the left.  Thanks again to my sister Kathleen for sewing this because I wasn’t up to the task.  Carson will be getting the awesome fused-plastic-bag zippered pouch in the photo on the lower right. YAY! If you want another look at the fused-plastic-bag post, just go here.

Thanks to all who participated including Kathleen’s dog, Ruby, who loaned props for some of the photos on the original post.

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I Wasn’t Born Yesterday

As proof to the heading of this post, I offer a class picture from 1965-66, of my kindergarten class at Wade Thomas Elementary School in San Anselmo, California.  That’s me, missing a few teeth, in the upper right.  But I’m just wondering why more people aren’t interested in the free stuff I’m giving away.  That’s right, I have some very cool fused-plastic-bag items (a zippered pouch and a small tote bag), and I am planning on giving them away.

Maybe you meant to comment on this post: Goats and Giveaway Number Two but then you had to walk the dog and just didn’t get back around to it.  Or perhaps you were at a good place in your book and wanted to finish it before you commented. Believe me, I understand!  I just don’t think it was because you aren’t interested in getting cool free stuff!

So why don’t you take a minute or two to take a look back at that post, take another look at those really awesome fused-plastic-bag items and then comment on that post and tell me which one of the June 30 Days of Creativity projects you just might make.  And do it now because tomorrow, June 27, is the deadline.  So walking the dog  can wait a few minutes and you can finish your book after you post your comment.

I am delighted to have you reading my blog and I’d be delighted to send you something for free.  Just because it’s fun and I think you’d like it!  I wasn’t born yesterday, ya know.

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Goats and Giveaway Number Two!

Yes, this is the second time in four months that I’ve held a kid in my arms – kid as in a young goat.  I went over 50 years without holding any and now I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure two times.  Or three, since I held both Otis (above) and his brother Nana yesterday.

Rem and I went to visit a friend and see the newest members to his menagerie, 13-day-old twin baby goats.  We also saw their mama and two other adult goats, one donkey and two llama’s.

It was delightful to see these two kids bouncing around, exploring their world, playing with each other and butting heads with their elders.

They were the very definition of frolic: Play and move about cheerfully, excitedly, or energetically. What a great way to start the weekend!

Now how about another giveaway?

UPDATE: This giveaway is closed and winners have been picked and are being notified.  Thanks to all who participated!

This time I’m going to give a fused-plastic-bag zippered pouch (pictured above) and a fused-plastic-bag tote (pictured below- giveaway is for tote bag only, not the leash, dog treats, water bottle or tennis ball)! I will pick a winner for each item.  Check out my post on making fused-plastic-bag items here.

These items were made as part of my June 30 Days of Creativity project.

Here is how you enter the giveaway: In the comments section of this post, write down what project from the 30 Days of Creativity you might actually make yourself.  If you’ve already tried one (or more), put that too. All of the projects can be found in the archives under June.

You have until Wednesday, July 27 to enter.  To pick the winner, I will number the comments (omitting my responses and anyone who either doesn’t want to participate or doesn’t follow the rules) and randomly pick a number for the winner of each item with this nifty free random number generator.  I’ll send an email to the winners and they will have three days to respond.  If they don’t respond, I’ll pick another number. Once I have my winners, I will get their shipping address via email and send them the fabulous fused-plastic-bag items!  Good luck and feel free to share this with your friends.

I hope you’re having a good weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

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